Why ‘Mexican Week’ is a sign of bigger problems for ‘Great British Baking Show’ | app

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Stereotypical jokes. Laughable pronunciation errors. Culinary atrocities. “The Great British Baking Show” sparked minor furor on social media with its most recent episode, “Mexican Week” (or more accurately, “’Mexican’ Week”). But did the bowdlerizations of tacos and tres leches cakes go wrong, or a sign of more fundamental issues in the beloved reality competition series?

“Baking Show” aficionado and Los Angeles Times writer Meredith Blake and “Baking Show” newcomer and Los Angeles Times editor Daniel Hernandez offer two perspectives on the controversy.

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